KRAMER ELECTRONICS LTD. USER MANUAL MODEL: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler. P/N: Rev 2

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "KRAMER ELECTRONICS LTD. USER MANUAL MODEL: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler. P/N: Rev 2"

Transcription

1 KRAMER ELECTRONICS LTD. USER MANUAL MODEL: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler P/N: Rev 2

2

3

4 Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Getting Started Achieving the Best Performance Safety Instructions Recycling Kramer Products 3 3 Overview Using the USB Switcher Using Twisted Pair Cable for HDBT Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) / Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Defining the VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler 7 4 Installing in a Rack 11 5 Connecting the VP-553xl Connecting the Balanced Stereo Audio Input and Outputs 15 6 Controlling the VP-553xl Controlling via the Front Panel Buttons Using the OSD Menu Connecting to the VP-553xl via RS Operating via Ethernet Controlling via the Infrared Remote Control Transmitter 29 7 Using the Embedded Web Pages Browsing the VP-553xl Web Pages The Switching Page The Scaler Page The Device Settings Page The USB Routing Page The Audio Settings Page The EDID Page The Data Routing Page The Authentication Page The About Page 46 8 Technical Specifications Default Communication Parameters Input Resolutions 49 9 The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol Kramer Protocol 3000 Syntax Kramer Protocol 3000 Command List Kramer Protocol 3000 Detailed Commands 55 Figures Figure 1: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler Front Panel 8 Figure 2: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler Rear Panel 9 Figure 3: Connecting the VP-553xl Presentation Switcher / Scaler 14 Figure 4: Balanced Stereo Audio Connection 15 Figure 5: Unbalanced Stereo Audio Output Connection 15 Figure 6: Unbalanced Stereo Audio Input Connection 15 Figure 7: HDBT IR transmission Example 18 VP-553xl Contents i

5 Figure 8: VP-553xl Audio Volume Level (db) vs. OSD Volume Values 23 Figure 9: Local Area Connection Properties Window 26 Figure 10: Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties Window 27 Figure 11: Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties Window 27 Figure 12: Internet Protocol Properties Window 28 Figure 13: Infrared Remote Control Transmitter 29 Figure 14: The Loading Page 31 Figure 15: Enter Username and Password 31 Figure 16: The Switching Page 32 Figure 17: Input and Output Icons 33 Figure 18: Edit Input Buttons 33 Figure 19: Edit Output Buttons 34 Figure 20: The Scaler Page Output 1 35 Figure 21: The Scaler Page Output 1 for an Analog Input 36 Figure 22: The Scaler Page Output 2 36 Figure 23: The Device Settings Page 37 Figure 24: The Device Settings Page Static IP Confirmation. 37 Figure 25: The Device Settings Page Uploading the New Firmware File 38 Figure 26: The Device Settings Page New Firmware Updated 38 Figure 27: The USB Routing Page 39 Figure 28: The USB Tied to a Selected Input 40 Figure 29: The Audio Settings Page Inputs 41 Figure 30: The Audio Settings Page Output 1 41 Figure 31: The Audio Settings Page Output 2 42 Figure 32: The Audio Settings Page Monitor 42 Figure 33: The EDID Page 43 Figure 34: The EDID Page Copying the Native Timing 43 Figure 35: The EDID Page Copying the Default 44 Figure 36: The EDID Page The Copy EDID Results 44 Figure 37: The Data Routing Page 45 Figure 38: The Authentication Page 46 Figure 39: The About Page 46 ii VP-553xl - Contents

6 1 Introduction Welcome to Kramer Electronics! Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been providing a world of unique, creative, and affordable solutions to the vast range of problems that confront video, audio, presentation, and broadcasting professionals on a daily basis. In recent years, we have redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our 1,000-plus different models now appear in 14 groups that are clearly defined by function: GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Switchers and Routers; GROUP 3: Control Systems; GROUP 4: Format/Standards Converters; GROUP 5: Range Extenders and Repeaters; GROUP 6: Specialty AV Products; GROUP 7: Scan Converters and Scalers; GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors; GROUP 9: Room Connectivity; GROUP 10: Accessories and Rack Adapters; GROUP 11: Sierra Video Products; GROUP 12: Digital Signage; GROUP 13: Audio; and GROUP 14: Collaboration. Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler. This product, which incorporates HDMI technology, is ideal for: Projection systems in conference rooms, boardrooms, hotels and churches Video conferencing setups VP-553xl Introduction 1

7 2 Getting Started We recommend that you: Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and packaging materials for possible future shipment Review the contents of this user manual i Go to to check for up-to-date user manuals, application programs, and to check if firmware upgrades are available (where appropriate). 2.1 Achieving the Best Performance To achieve the best performance: Use only good quality connection cables (we recommend Kramer highperformance, high-resolution cables) to avoid interference, deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching, and elevated noise levels (often associated with low quality cables) Do not secure the cables in tight bundles or roll the slack into tight coils Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances that may adversely influence signal quality Position your Kramer VP-553xl away from moisture, excessive sunlight and dust! This equipment is to be used only inside a building. It may only be connected to other equipment that is installed inside a building. 2 VP-553xl - Getting Started

8 2.2 Safety Instructions! Caution: Warning: Warning: Warning: There are no operator serviceable parts inside the unit Use only the power cord that is supplied with the unit Do not open the unit. High voltages can cause electrical shock! Servicing by qualified personnel only Disconnect the power and unplug the unit from the wall before installing 2.3 Recycling Kramer Products The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC aims to reduce the amount of WEEE sent for disposal to landfill or incineration by requiring it to be collected and recycled. To comply with the WEEE Directive, Kramer Electronics has made arrangements with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of waste Kramer Electronics branded equipment on arrival at the EARN facility. For details of Kramer s recycling arrangements in your particular country go to our recycling pages at VP-553xl Getting Started 3

9 3 Overview The VP-553xl is a high-performance 6x2 presentation switcher/scaler for HDMI, HDBaseT and analog signals, and a 4x1 USB switcher. The unit has dual, independent, scaled outputs, the first on both HDMI and HDBaseT connectors, and the second on an HDMI connector. Both can take from the six digital inputs: three HDBaseT and three HDMI signals; while the first also includes analog inputs for two computer graphics signals, two composite video and two analog TP inputs. Analog, digital and embedded audio are supported, and the unit also includes a microphone input and rich DSP features. The VP-553xl features: Pix-Perfect scaling technology - Kramer s precision pixel mapping and high quality scaling technology. High-quality 3:2 and 2:2 pull down de-interlacing and full up- and down-scaling of video input signals System Range for the HDBT inputs and outputs - Up to 70m (230ft) i For optimum range and performance using HDBaseT, use Kramer's BC-UNIKat cable. Note that the transmission range depends on the signal resolution, source and display used. The distance using non Kramer CAT 6 cable may not reach these ranges. System Range for the TP inputs and outputs - over 250m (more than 820ft) i For optimum range and performance using TP, use Kramer's BC-STP cable where skewing is not an issue or the Kramer BC-XTP Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) skew-free cable. Note that the transmission range depends on the signal resolution, source and display used. The distance using non Kramer CAT 6 cable may not reach these ranges. HDTV compatibility HDCP compliance - the HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) license agreement allows copy-protected data on the HDMI input to pass only to the HDMI outputs Video inputs - three HDMI connectors, two VGA on 15-pin HD connectors each with unbalanced stereo audio on 3.5mm connectors, two composite video on RCA connectors with unbalanced stereo audio on RCA connectors, three HDBaseT on RJ-45 connectors and two analog TP on RJ-45 connectors 4 VP-553xl - Overview

10 Two scaled HDMI outputs (OUT 1 also outputs HDBaseT) Output resolutions - HDTV and computer graphics and 1080p/UXGA with selectable refresh rates A 4x1 USB switcher that can be set to follow the switching of the video layer or can be used as an independent switcher OSD (On Screen Display) - for easy setup and adjustment, accessible via the IR remote control and via the front panel buttons Powerful audio features via DSP technology Input and output audio level adjustment Selectable microphone talkover or mix modes Automatic audio detection and selection of the HDMI input source (the default selection is HDMI). If not present, the unit uses the audio from the analog input. Manual audio selection is also available Audio inputs - three analog HDMI audio and two analog PC audio on 3.5mm mini jacks; two stereo CV audio on RCA connectors each with individual level controls A microphone input - dynamic or condenser (with 48V phantom voltage) Audio outputs - two balanced stereo audio on terminal blocks (mirrored with independent volume settings) Multiple aspect ratio selections - full, over scan, under scan, letter box, pan scan and best fit Built-in ProcAmp - color, hue, sharpness, noise, contrast and brightness Front panel control - audio mute, video blanking and freeze frame Built-in Web pages for easy setup and remote control Firmware upgrade via the Ethernet Non-Volatile memory that saves the final settings VP-553xl Overview 5

11 Control your VP-553xl: Directly, via the front panel push buttons By RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch screen system, PC, or other serial controller Remotely, from the infrared remote control transmitter with OSD (on screen display) Via the Ethernet with built-in Web pages The VP-553xl is housed in a 19 2U rack mountable enclosure, with rack ears included, and is fed from a VAC universal switching power supply. 3.1 Using the USB Switcher The VP-553xl incorporates a simple, yet effective, 4:1 USB 1.1 switcher. The switcher can be used, for example, to connect one out of several PCs to a smart board or other USB client. The USB switcher can be routed as a separate layer, or can be tied to the video switching layer of the unit. This creates a powerful USB follows video system the PC routed to the display also connects to the smart board. In many meeting room setups these USB switching schemes are highly effective. 3.2 Using Twisted Pair Cable for HDBT Kramer engineers have developed special twisted pair cables to best match our digital twisted pair products; BC UNIKat (CAT 6 23 AWG cable) significantly outperforms regular CAT 5 / CAT 6 cables. i We strongly recommend that you use shielded twisted pair cable. 6 VP-553xl - Overview

12 3.3 Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) / Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) We recommend that you use Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cable, and stress that the compliance to electromagnetic interference was tested using STP cable. There are different levels of STP cable available, and we advise you to use the best quality STP cable that you can afford. Our non-skew-free cable, Kramer BC-STP is intended for analog signals where skewing is not an issue. In cases where there is skewing in analog TP systems, our Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) skew-free cable, Kramer BC-XTP, may be advantageous, and UTP cable might also be preferable for long range applications. In any event when using UTP cable, it is advisable to ensure that the cable is installed far away from electric cables, motors and so on, which are prone to create electrical interference. 3.4 Defining the VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler This section defines the VP-553xl. VP-553xl Overview 7

13 8 VP-553xl Overview Figure 1: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler Front Panel # Feature Function 1 IR Receiver Receives signals from the remote control transmitter 2 Input Selector Buttons TO USB OUT Press a button to switch a USB input to the output (from USB 1 to USB 4) 3 TO OUT 2 Press a button to switch an input to the OUT 2 output (HDMI inputs from 1 to 3 and HDBT inputs from 1 to 3) 4 TO OUT 1 Press a button to switch an input to the OUT 1 output (HDMI inputs from 1 to 3, HDBT inputs from 1 to 3, PC inputs from 1 to 2, TP inputs from 1 to 2 and CV inputs from 1 to 2) 5 BLANK Buttons Press to toggle between a blank screen and the display on OUT 1 and OUT 2 separately; can be programmed to follow MUTE (see Section 6.2.5) 6 MUTE Buttons Press to toggle between muting (blocking out the sound) and enabling the embedded audio output for OUT 1 and OUT 2 separately Note that the mute button will not affect the LINE and MONITOR outputs 7 FREEZE Buttons Press to freeze/unfreeze the output video image on OUT 1 and OUT 2 separately; can be programmed to follow MUTE (see Section 6.2.5) 8 MENU Button Displays the OSD menu (see Section 6.2) 9 Navigation Buttons Button Press to decrease numerical values or select from several definitions Button Press to move up the menu list values (see Section 6.2) Button Press to move down the menu list (see Section 6.2) Button Press to increase numerical values or select from several definitions 10 ENTER Button Press to accept changes and change the SETUP parameters (see Section 6.2) 11 RESET TO XGA/720p Button Press to reset the video resolution of both scalers to XGA or 720p Press and hold for about 2 seconds to reset to XGA; or press and hold for about 5 seconds to reset to 720p 12 OSD OUT LEDs Red LEDS indicate whether the OSD is displayed on OUT 1 and/or OUT 2 13 OSD SELECT Button Click to select the output on which the OSD will be displayed (on both outputs, on output 1, output 2 or none)

14 VP-553xl Overview 9 Figure 2: VP-553xl Presentation Switcher/Scaler Rear Panel # Feature Function 14 VIDEO INPUT TP IN RJ-45 Connect to a TP transmitter, for example the TP-121xl (from 1 to 2) Connectors LEVEL Trimmer Use to adjust the input signal level EQ. Trimmer Use to adjust the cable compensation equalization level 15 HDBT IN Connect to an HDBT Transmitter (for example, the Kramer TP-580Txr) to pass audio and video signals as well as serial commands (from 1 to 3) 16 HDMI IN Connect to the HDMI source (from 1 to 3) 17 PC IN 15-pin HD Connect to the computer graphics source (from 1 to 2) 18 CV RCA Connect to the composite video source (from 1 to 2) 19 USB (B type) IN Connectors Connect to a USB host (from 1 to 4) 20 USB (A type) OUT Connector Connect to a USB client 21 AUDIO INPUT Connectors HDMI 3.5mm Mini Jack Connect to the analog audio HDMI source (from 1 to 3) 22 AUX IN Terminal Block Connector Connect to an auxiliary stereo balanced audio source or microphone LINE/MIC Selector Select either a line or a microphone input COND/DYN Selector Select between a condenser and a dynamic type microphone MONO/STEREO Select between a stereo or mono input 23 PC 3.5mm Mini Connect to the analog audio computer graphics source (from 1 to 2) Jack 24 CV Connect to the L and R analog audio composite video source (from 1 to 2)

15 10 VP-553xl Overview # Feature Function 25 AUDIO OUTPUT MONITOR OUT Connect to a stereo analog audio acceptor (for example, active speakers or an audio power amplifier) 26 Terminal Block Connectors LINE OUT Connect to a stereo analog audio acceptor (for example, active speakers or an audio power amplifier) 27 REM Terminal Block Connector Remote switch to mute the analog and embedded audio signal. Allows easy integration of the audio system with a public announcement audio system, usually used in cases of alarms or other audio messages 28 POWER Switch Switch for turning the unit ON or OFF 29 VIDEO OUT 1 HDMI Connect to an HDMI acceptor OUTPUT Connectors HDBT RJ-45 Connect to an HDBT Receiver (for example, the Kramer TP-580Rxr) 30 OUT 2 Connect to an HDMI acceptor 31 ETHERNET Connector Connects to the PC or other Serial Controller through computer networking 32 RS-232 DATA 9-pin D-sub Port Connect to the PC or the remote controller and pass data between this RS-232 port and the HDBT OUT port or one of the HDBT IN ports 33 RS-232 CONTROL 9-pin D-sub Port Connect to the PC or the remote controller 34 Mains Power Fuse Fuse for protecting the device 35 Mains Power Connector Connect to the mains power

16 4 Installing in a Rack This section provides instructions for rack mounting the unit. VP-553xl Installing in a Rack 11

17 5 Connecting the VP-553xl! i Always switch off the power to each device before connecting it to your VP-553xl. After connecting your VP-553xl, connect its power and then switch on the power to each device. You do not have to connect all the inputs and outputs, connect only those that are required. To connect the VP-553xl, as illustrated in the example in Figure 3, do the following: 1. Connect an HDMI source (for example, a Blu-ray player) to the HDMI VIDEO INPUT connector (from 1 to 3). Alternatively, you can connect the DVI connector on the DVD player to the HDMI connector on the VP-553xl via a DVI-HDMI adapter. When using this adapter, you can connect the audio signal via the terminal block connector 2. Connect a computer graphics source to the PC 1 15-pin HD VIDEO INPUT connector (from 1 to 2). 3. Connect a composite video source (for example, a composite video player) to the CV VIDEO INPUT RCA connector (from 1 to 2). 4. Connect a TP transmitter (for example, TP-121xl) to the RJ-45 TP IN connectors (from 1 to 2). 5. Connect an HDBT transmitter (for example, TP-580T) to the RJ-45 TP IN connectors (from 1 to 3). 6. Connect the USB IN ports (from 1 to 4) (for example, a PC) and USB OUT port (for example, a smart whiteboard). 7. Connect the audio inputs (not shown in Figure 3) to the: HDMI audio input 3.5mm mini jacks (from 1 to 3) PC audio input 3.5mm mini jacks (from 1 to 2) CV audio inputs to the L and R RCA connectors (from 1 to 2) 12 VP-553xl - Connecting the VP-553xl

18 8. Connect an external audio source to the AUX IN 5-pin terminal block connector (not shown in Figure 3). 9. Connect the video outputs. The: OUT 1 HDMI and/or HDBT output to an HDMI acceptor (for example an LCD display) and/or an HDBT receiver (for example, the output of TP-580R connected to HDBT) HDMI OUT 2 (for example, a projector) 10. Connect the LINE OUT and/or MONITOR OUT AUDIO OUTPUT terminal blocks to: An audio power amplifier Active speakers 11. Connect the: RS-232 DATA 9-pin D-sub Port to a PC for sending RS-232 commands via HDBT RS-232 CONTROL 9-pin D-sub Port to a PC to control the unit 12. Connect the REM 2-pin terminal block contact-closure remote-control pins to a switch to mute/unmute the audio output by momentarily pressing the switch. 13. Connect the ETHERNET port, see Section 6.4 VP-553xl Connecting the VP-553xl 13

19 Figure 3: Connecting the VP-553xl Presentation Switcher / Scaler 14 VP-553xl - Connecting the VP-553xl

20 5.1 Connecting the Balanced Stereo Audio Input and Outputs Figure 4: Balanced Stereo Audio Connection Figure 5: Unbalanced Stereo Audio Output Connection Figure 6: Unbalanced Stereo Audio Input Connection VP-553xl Connecting the VP-553xl 15

21 6 Controlling the VP-553xl The VP-553xl can be controlled via: The front panel buttons (see Section 6.1) The OSD menu (see Section 6.2) RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch screen system, PC, or other serial controller (see Section 6.3) The ETHERNET (see Section 6.4) The infrared remote control transmitter (see Section 6.5) 6.1 Controlling via the Front Panel Buttons The VP-553xl includes the following front panel buttons: Input selector buttons for selecting the required input: CV (1 and 2), TP (1 and 2), PC (1 and 2), HDBT (1 to 3), or HDMI (1 to 3) to OUT 1 Input selector buttons for selecting the required input: HDBT (1 to 3), or HDMI (1 to 3) to OUT 2 Input selector buttons for selecting the required USB port (1 to 4) BLANK, MUTE and FREEZE buttons (for OUT 1 and OUT 2) MENU, ENTER, and up, down, left and right arrow buttons RESET TO XGA/720p and OSD SELECT buttons The Auto Adjust Feature The auto adjust feature (applies only to the PC input) automatically centers the image on the screen when pressing the ENTER front panel button on the remote control transmitter (when not within the OSD menu). You can also implement this feature every time the input is switched to VGA or when the input resolution changes, via the AUTO SETUP menu (see Section 6.2.2). 16 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

22 6.2 Using the OSD Menu The control buttons let you control the VP-553xl via the OSD menu. Press the: MENU button to enter the menu The default timeout is set to 10 seconds ENTER button to accept changes and to change the menu settings Arrow buttons to move through the OSD menu, which is displayed on the video output On the OSD menu, select EXIT to exit the menu The MAIN Menu Mode Function OUTPUT 1 Set the output 1 parameters, see Section OUTPUT 2 Set the output 2 parameters, see Section AUDIO OUT Set the audio output parameters, see Section AUDIO SET Set the audio input parameters, see Section 0 USB Set the USB ports behavior, see Section OSD FACTORY ETHER(NET) MISC. Set the OSD parameters: H POSITION, V POSITION, TIMER, BACKGROUND and DISPLAY, see Section Select YES to reset to the default parameters. If you cannot see the display after factory reset, use the front panel RESET TO XGA/720p button to set the correct resolution: press to toggle between reset to XGA and reset to 720p IP MODE: Set to DHCP or STATIC. When selecting STATIC IP, the IP number appears next to IP ADDRESS SET STATIC IP: set the IP ADDRESS, DEF. GATEWAY (default gateway), and SUBNET MASK. CONTROL PORT: set the CONTROL PORT number You can use a remote control transmitter (that is used for controlling a peripheral device, for example, a DVD player) to send commands (to the A/V equipment) from/to any of the transmitters /receiver connected to the HDBT connectors. Select the IR transmission route for each of the units that are connected to the HDBT connectors (IN+OUT): HDBT1 (IR OUT): set to HDBT2, HDBT3 or HDBT OUT (to set the IR route from/to HDBT2, HDBT3 or HDBT OUT to HDBT1) HDBT2 (IR OUT): set to HDBT1, HDBT3 or HDBT OUT (to set the IR route from/to HDBT1, HDBT3 or HDBT OUT to HDBT2) HDBT3 (IR OUT): set to HDBT1, HDBT2 or HDBT OUT (to set the IR route from/to HDBT1, HDBT2 or HDBT OUT to HDBT3) HDBT OUT (IR OUT): set to HDBT1, HDBT2 or HDBT3 (to set the IR route from/to HDBT1, HDBT2 or HDBT3 to HDBT OUT) For example, set HDBT1 (IR OUT) to HDBT2 to control (via IR) the peripheral device that is connected to the device connected to HDBT 1 via the device connected to HDBT2, see Figure 7 VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 17

23 INFO. Mode Function HDCP INPUT: select the HDCP option for each HDMI and HDBT input to either ON (the default) or OFF. Setting HDCP support to disabled (OFF) on the HDMI input allows the source to transmit a non-hdcp signal if required (for example, when working with a Mac computer) Displays the: OUTPUT 1 information resolution, HDCP status and input source OUTPUT 2 information resolution and input source DIP SWITCH: set MICHROPHONE, PHANTOM POWER, STEREO and MUTE CONTROL ON or OFF VERSION: shows the firmware version Figure 7 shows the IR signal route when setting HDBT 1 (IR OUT) to HDBT 2. In this example, an External IR Sensor is connected to the IR connector of the TP-580T (connected to HDBT 2) and an IR Emitter is connected between the TP-580T (connected to HDBT 1) and a DVD player. The DVD remote control sends a command while pointing towards the External IR Sensor. The IR signal passes through the TP cables, the VP-553xl and the IR Emitter to the DVD player, which responds to the command sent. Figure 7: HDBT IR transmission Example 18 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

24 6.2.2 The OUTPUT 1 Menu Mode SOURCE PICTURE SIZE RESOLUTION HDCP AUTOSYNC Select the source: Function Source input Appears as: Source input Appears as: HDMI 1 HDMI1 VGA 1 PC1 HDMI 2 HDMI2 VGA 2 PC2 HDMI 3 HDMI3 Twisted pair 1 TP1 HDBT 1 HDBT1 Twisted pair 2 TP2 HDBT 2 HDBT2 CV 1 CV1 HDBT 3 HDBT3 CV 2 CV2 CONTRAST: Set the contrast (the range and default values vary according to the input signal) BRIGHTNESS: Set the brightness (the range and default values vary according to the input signal) COLOR: set the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) shades and offsets HUE: Set the color hue SATURATION: Set the color saturation SHARPNESS: Set the sharpness of the picture NR: Select the noise reduction: OFF, LOW, MIDDLE and HIGH Select the size of the display: FULL, OVER SCAN, UNDER1, UNDER2, LETTER BOX, PAN SCAN, BEST FIT (default, FULL) UNDER1 refers to an underscan of 6%; UNDER2 refers to an underscan of 9% Select the output resolution from the menu (default NATIVE): Output resolution: Appears as: Output resolution: Appears as: NATIVE 1600x x x x x x x x x x x x x480P x x x720P x x x1080I x x x1080P x x x576P x x x720P x x x1080I x x x1080P x x NATIVE - Select NATIVE to select the output resolution from the EDID of the connected HDMI monitor INPUT HDCP: select the HDCP option for the HDMI input: either ON (the default) or OFF. Setting HDCP support to disabled (OFF) on the HDMI input allows the source to transmit a non-hdcp signal if required (for example, when working with a Mac computer) OUTPUT HDCP: Select FOLLOW INPUT or FOLLOW OUTPUT to define whether the HDCP will follow the input or the output When FOLLOW INPUT is selected, it changes its HDCP output setting (for the HDMI output) according to the HDCP of the input. This option is recommended when the HDMI output is connected to a splitter/switcher When FOLLOW OUTPUT is selected, the scaler matches its HDCP output to the HDCP setting of the HDMI acceptor to which it is connected Turn the auto sync ON/OFF. When ON, this de-activates the output after a few VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 19

25 Mode OFF Function minutes if no input is present. This is useful, for example, when the output is connected to a projector, and the projector will automatically shut down when it has no input AUDIO Adjust audio parameters (see Section ) AUDIO EQ Set the audio EQ values in 0.5dB steps for: BELOW 120Hz, CENTER 200Hz, CENTER 500Hz, CENTER 1200Hz, CENTER 3000Hz, CENTER 7500Hz and ABOVE 12000Hz PC AUTO SETUP When set to ON, auto adjusts the image (centers it correctly on the screen) every time the input is switched to VGA or when the input resolution changes Alternatively, you can auto adjust the image by pressing the ENTER button when not within the OSD menu H-POSITION Set the horizontal position of the picture V-POSITION Set the vertical position of the picture PHASE Set the clock phase CLOCK Set the clock frequency WXGA/XGA Set to WXGA or XGA RESET Reset settings to their default values The AUDIO Parameters Parameter SOURCE EMBEDDED AUDIO OUTPUT VOLUME MUTE DELAY MICROPHONE MIX MIX LEVEL Function Select the audio source: FOLLOW VIDEO, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDBT1, HDBT2, HDBT3, PC1, PC2, TP1, TP2, CV1, CV2, or MIC HDMI AUDIO IN (1, 2 and 3) Select the HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3 audio sources behavior: AUTOMATIC: the embedded audio on the HDMI input is selected for an HDMI signal, or the analog audio input is selected if the input is not HDMI (for example, for a DVI input signal) EMBEDDED: the embedded audio in the HDMI signal is selected ANALOG: the analog audio input is selected HDMI AUDIO IN is enabled only when one of the HDMI inputs is selected Set the output volume Set MUTE to ON or OFF Select the audio delay time: OFF, 10ms to 80ms in 10ms steps or AUTO Set mix ON to mix the microphone input with the selected audio input or set to OFF Adjust the mix level (enabled when MICROPHONE MIX is set to ON) 20 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

26 6.2.3 The OUTPUT 2 Menu Mode SOURCE PICTURE SIZE RESOLUTION HDCP AUTOSYNC OFF Select the source: Function Source input Appears as: Source input Appears as: HDMI 1 HDMI1 HDBT 1 HDBT1 HDMI 2 HDMI2 HDBT 2 HDBT2 HDMI 3 HDMI3 HDBT 3 HDBT3 CONTRAST: Set the contrast (the range and default values vary according to the input signal) BRIGHTNESS: Set the brightness (the range and default values vary according to the input signal) COLOR: set the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) shades and offsets HUE: Set the color hue SATURATION: Set the color saturation SHARPNESS: Set the sharpness of the picture NR: Select the noise reduction: OFF, LOW, MIDDLE and HIGH Select the size of the display: FULL, OVERS CAN, UNDER1, UNDER2, LETTER BOX, PANS CAN, BEST FIT (default, FULL) UNDER1 refers to an underscan of 6%; UNDER2 refers to an underscan of 9% Select the output resolution from the menu (default NATIVE): Output resolution: Appears as: Output resolution: Appears as: NATIVE 1600x x x x x x x x x x x x x480P x x x720P x x x1080I x x x1080P x x x576P x x x720P x x x1080I x x x1080P x x NATIVE - Select NATIVE to select the output resolution from the EDID of the connected HDMI monitor INPUT HDCP: select the HDCP option for the HDMI input: either ON (the default) or OFF. Setting HDCP support to disabled (OFF) on the HDMI input allows the source to transmit a non-hdcp signal if required (for example, when working with a Mac computer) OUTPUT HDCP: Select FOLLOW INPUT or FOLLOW OUTPUT to define whether the HDCP will follow the input or the output When FOLLOW INPUT is selected, it changes its HDCP output setting (for the HDMI output) according to the HDCP of the input. This option is recommended when the HDMI output is connected to a splitter/switcher When FOLLOW OUTPUT is selected, the scaler matches its HDCP output to the HDCP setting of the HDMI acceptor to which it is connected Turn the auto sync ON/OFF. When ON, this de-activates the output after a few minutes if no input is present. This is useful, for example, when the output is connected to a projector, and the projector will automatically shut down when it has no input AUDIO Adjust audio parameters (see Section ) VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 21

27 Mode AUDIO EQ Function Set the audio EQ values in 0.5dB steps for: BELOW 120Hz, CENTER 200Hz, CENTER 500Hz, CENTER 1200Hz, CENTER 3000Hz, CENTER 7500Hz and ABOVE 12000Hz The AUDIO Parameters Parameter SOURCE EMBEDDED AUDIO OUTPUT VOLUME MUTE DELAY MICROPHONE MIX MIX LEVEL Function Select the audio source: FOLLOW VIDEO, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDBT1, HDBT2, HDBT3, PC1, PC2, TP1, TP2, CV1, CV2, or MIC HDMI AUDIO IN (1, 2 and 3) Select the HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3 audio sources behavior: AUTOMATIC: the embedded audio on the HDMI input is selected for an HDMI signal, or the analog audio input is selected if the input is not HDMI (for example, for a DVI input signal) EMBEDDED: the embedded audio in the HDMI signal is selected ANALOG: the analog audio input is selected HDMI AUDIO IN is enabled only when one of the HDMI inputs is selected Set the output volume Set MUTE to ON or OFF Select the audio delay time: OFF, 10ms to 80ms in 10ms steps or AUTO Set mix ON to mix the microphone input with the selected audio input or set to OFF Adjust the mix level (enabled when MICROPHONE MIX is set to ON) The AUD OUT Menu Parameter SOURCE EMBEDDED AUDIO OUTPUT VOLUME (see Figure 8) LINE OUT MUTE MONITOR OUT MUTE DELAY MICROPHONE MIX Function Select the audio source: HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDBT1, HDBT2, HDBT3, PC1, PC2, TP1, TP2, CV1, CV2 or MIC HDMI AUDIO IN (1, 2 and 3) LINE MONITOR Set to ON or OFF Set to ON or OFF Select the HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3 audio sources behavior: AUTOMATIC: the embedded audio on the HDMI input is selected for an HDMI signal, or the analog audio input is selected if the input is not HDMI (for example, for a DVI input signal) EMBEDDED: the embedded audio in the HDMI signal is selected ANALOG: the analog audio input is selected HDMI AUDIO IN is enabled only when one of the HDMI inputs is selected Set the LINE OUT volume Set the MONITOR OUT volume Select the audio delay time: OFF, 10 to 80ms in 10ms steps or AUTO Set to ON or OFF Set to ON to mix the microphone input with the selected audio input or set to OFF 22 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

28 Parameter MIX LEVEL Function Adjust the mix level (enabled when MICROPHONE MIX is set to ON) EQ SAME AS Set to NONE, OUTPUT 1 or OUTPUT 2 AUDIO EQ Set the audio EQ values in 0.5dB steps for: BELOW 120Hz, CENTER 200Hz, CENTER 500Hz, CENTER 1200Hz, CENTER 3000Hz, CENTER 7500Hz and ABOVE 12000Hz Figure 8 shows the output volume level (db) vs. the OSD volume setting: Figure 8: VP-553xl Audio Volume Level (db) vs. OSD Volume Values The AUD SET Menu Parameter MICROPHONE GAIN INPUT VOLUME MUTE FOLLOWS Set the microphone gain Function Set the volume for each input: HDMI1 (embedded), HDMI2 (embedded), HDMI3 (embedded) HDBaseT1 (embedded), HDBaseT2 (embedded), HDBaseT3 (embedded), HDMI1 (analog), HDMI2 (analog), HDMI3 (analog), PC1, PC2. TP1, TP2, CV1, CV2 Select the action that will be followed by mute: NONE: the audio muting is independent of the FREEZE and BLANK functions FREEZE BLANK FREEZE+BLANK: when freezing or blanking the video, the audio will be muted (the MUTE function follows the FREEZE and the BLANK functions) VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 23

29 6.2.6 The USB Menu Parameter SOURCE SETUP FOLLOW INPUT Function Select the USB input: USB 1, USB 2, USB 3, USB 4 or TIE TO INPUT. If TIE TO INPUT was selected above, setup the input to which the selected USB port will be tied. For each of the inputs you can select a USB port that will follow. For example, if you want to set USB 3 to follow HDMI 3, select HDMI 3 and set to USB The OSD Menu Parameter Function SHOW ON OUTPUT Select the output/s that will display the OSD: BOTH ON, BOTH OFF,OUTPUT 1 or OUTPUT 2 H POSITION Set the horizontal position of the OSD V POSITION Set the vertical position of the OSD TIMER Set the timeout period in 5sec steps (from 5 to 60) TRANSPARENCY Set the OSD background between 0 (transparent) and 50 (opaque) DISPLAY Select the information shown on the screen during operation: OFF: the information is not shown ON: the information is shown permanently INFO: the information is shown for a few seconds 6.3 Connecting to the VP-553xl via RS-232 The VP-553xl features two RS-232 ports: RS-232 DATA to pass data to and from the machines that are connected to the HDBT connectors RS-232 CONTROL to control the VP-553xl You can connect to the VP-553xl via an RS-232 connection using, for example, a PC. Note that a null-modem adapter/connection is not required. To connect to the VP-553xl via RS-232 Connect the RS pin D-sub rear panel port on the product unit via a 9-wire straight cable (only pin 2 to pin 2, pin 3 to pin 3, and pin 5 to pin 5 need to be connected) to the RS pin D-sub port on your PC. 24 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

30 6.4 Operating via Ethernet You can connect to the VP-553xl via Ethernet using either of the following methods: Directly to the PC using a crossover cable (see Section 6.4.1) Via a network hub, switch, or router, using a straight-through cable (see Section 6.4.2) Note: If you want to connect via a router and your IT system is based on IPv6, speak to your IT department for specific installation instructions Connecting the Ethernet Port Directly to a PC You can connect the Ethernet port of the VP-553xl directly to the Ethernet port on your PC using a crossover cable with RJ-45 connectors. i This type of connection is recommended for identifying the VP-553xl with the factory configured default IP address. After connecting the VP-553xl to the Ethernet port, configure your PC as follows: 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center. 2. Click Change Adapter Settings. 3. Highlight the network adapter you want to use to connect to the device and click Change settings of this connection. The Local Area Connection Properties window for the selected network adapter appears as shown in Figure 9. VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 25

31 Figure 9: Local Area Connection Properties Window 4. Highlight either Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) or Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) depending on the requirements of your IT system. 5. Click Properties. The Internet Protocol Properties window relevant to your IT system appears as shown in Figure 10 or Figure VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

32 Figure 10: Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties Window Figure 11: Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties Window VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 27

33 6. Select Use the following IP Address for static IP addressing and fill in the details as shown in Figure 12. For TCP/IPv4 you can use any IP address in the range to (excluding ) that is provided by your IT department. Figure 12: Internet Protocol Properties Window 7. Click OK. 8. Click Close Connecting the Ethernet Port via a Network Hub or Switch You can connect the Ethernet port of the VP-553xl to the Ethernet port on a network hub or using a straight-through cable with RJ-45 connectors Control Configuration via the Ethernet Port To control several units via Ethernet, connect the Master unit (Device 1) via the Ethernet port to the Ethernet port of your PC. Use the OSD menu to provide initial configuration of the settings (see Section 6.2.1). 28 VP-553xl - Controlling the VP-553xl

34 6.5 Controlling via the Infrared Remote Control Transmitter You can control the VP-553xl from the infrared remote control transmitter: Keys POWER BLANK OUT 2 OUT 1 MUTE FREEZE BLANK MUTE FREEZE Function Toggle the power save mode ON or OFF Toggle between a blank screen black screen and the display (for both windows) Toggle between muting (blocking out the sound) and enabling the audio output Freeze/unfreeze the output video image (for both windows) Toggle between a blank screen black screen and the display (for both windows) Toggle between muting (blocking out the sound) and enabling the audio output Freeze/unfreeze the output video image (for both windows) Press ENTER to access menu levels (when in the OSD) Figure 13: Infrared Remote Control Transmitter MENU Enter/Exit the OSD menu and return to the previous menu level OSD Select whether the OSD will appear on OUT 1, OUT 2, both or none of them 720p/XGA Press to reset to the default resolution (toggles between XGA and 720p) USB Select a USB input:1, 2, 3 or 4 OUT 1 OUT 2 Select one of the following inputs to switch to output 1: HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDBT 1, HDBT 2, HDBT 3, PC 1, PC 2, TP 1, TP 2, CV 1 or CV 2 Select one of the following inputs to switch to output 2: HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDBT 1, HDBT 2 or HDBT 3 VP-553xl Controlling the VP-553xl 29

35 7 Using the Embedded Web Pages The VP-553xl can be operated remotely using the embedded Web pages. The Web pages are accessed using a Web browser and an Ethernet connection. Before attempting to connect: Perform the procedures in Section 6.4 Ensure that your browser is supported The following operating systems and Web browsers are supported: Windows 7: Google Chrome v25 FireFox v15 Opera v12 Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 Windows XP: Google Chrome v25 FireFox v15 Apple Mac: Google Chrome v25 FireFox v20 Opera v12.14 Safari v6 30 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

36 7.1 Browsing the VP-553xl Web Pages To browse the VP-553xl Web pages: 1. Open your Internet browser. 2. Type the IP number of the device in the Address bar of your browser. For example, the default IP number: The Loading page appears. Figure 14: The Loading Page Once loaded, enter your user name and password: Figure 15: Enter Username and Password There are eight Web pages: The Switching page (see Section 7.2) The Scaler page (see Section 7.3) The Device Settings page (See Section 7.4) The USB Routing page (see Section 7.5) The Audio Settings page (see Section 7.6) The EDID page (see Section 7.7) The Data Routing page (see Section 7.8) The Authentication page (see Section 7.9) The About page (see Section 7.10) VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 31

37 7.2 The Switching Page Figure 13 shows the Switching page that is also the first page that appears following the loading page. The column on the left shows the switching page selected and below a list of all the other available Web pages. The Switching area lets you switch an input to an output (audio, video or audio-follow-video) the Audio out (below Output) shows the audio input that is routed to the line and monitor outputs. The volume area lets you control the Line and Monitor output audio level. The lower part of the screen lets you save a configuration and upload a saved configuration. The model name, FW version, IP number and settings appear on the lower left side of the main page. Figure 16: The Switching Page Figure 17 explains the icons used to switch inputs and outputs. 32 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

38 Figure 17: Input and Output Icons You can also edit the input and output button by clicking the edit icon. To edit an input button, select that button and click the edit icon. The input edit window appears: Figure 18: Edit Input Buttons The input edit window lets you change the name of the input as it will appear on the Web page and save it, and also set the embedded and analog volume separately. VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 33

39 To edit an output button, select that button and click the edit icon. The output edit window appears: Figure 19: Edit Output Buttons The output edit window lets you change the name of the output as it will appear on the Web page and save it, set the resolution, the HDCP settings, the Auxiliary mixer ON or OFF and set the Auxiliary level as well as the output volume Switching an Input to an Output You can switch the input audio and video signals together to a selected output (AFV) or separately. To switch an Input to an Output in the AFV mode (see the output 1 button in Figure 18): 1. Click an output button. The button changes color to purple. 2. Click on the Input AFV icon. The Output shows the video input next to the video icon and Audio Follow Video next to its audio icon. 34 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

40 To switch separate audio and video inputs to an output (for example, selecting the video from INPUT 3 and the PC2 audio signal from INPUT 8, see the output 2 button in Figure 18): 1. Click an output button. The button changes color to purple. 2. Click the video icon on Input 3. The output 2 button displays from input 3 next to the video icon. 3. Click the audio icon on Input 8. The Output 2 button displays PC2 next to the audio icon. 7.3 The Scaler Page The Scaler page lets you set the output 1 and output 2 picture and PC mode separately. Figure 20 shows the Scaler page for output 1 which includes the picture setup and the PC mode setup. i Note that when the PC inputs are connected all the settings are available. If TP is selected, only the WXGA/XGA is enabled otherwise, PC mode is disabled. Figure 20: The Scaler Page Output 1 VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 35

41 When an analog input is connected, the PC mode is enabled: Figure 21: The Scaler Page Output 1 for an Analog Input Figure 22 shows the setup for output 2: Figure 22: The Scaler Page Output 2 36 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

42 7.4 The Device Settings Page The device Settings window (in Figure 23) lets you upgrade the firmware and set the Ethernet parameters. Figure 23: The Device Settings Page Any change in the device settings requires confirmation, as illustrated in the example in Figure 24. Figure 24: The Device Settings Page Static IP Confirmation. VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 37

43 7.4.1 Firmware Upgrade You can upgrade the firmware via the Device Settings page. To do so: 1. Choose the firmware file by clicking the Choose File button in the Firmware upgrade line. 2 Click the Upgrade button. The new firmware is uploaded: Figure 25: The Device Settings Page Uploading the New Firmware File 3 Make sure that the new version appears on the Web page lower left side: Figure 26: The Device Settings Page New Firmware Updated 38 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

44 7.5 The USB Routing Page Figure 27: The USB Routing Page The USB page lets you select one of the USB hosts (buttons USB 1, USB 2, USB 3 or USB 4 in the example in Figure 27, USB 1 is selected). The selected button is routed to the USB client. The USB Routing page also lets you tie any of the USB ports to any of the switcher/scaler inputs that are routed to output 1. To do so click the Tie To Input button and then assign the USB 1 to 4 ports each to one of the inputs. In the example in Figure 28 (if the Tie To INPUT button was selected) USB 1 is tied to HDMI 1, USB 2 is tied to HDMI 2 and so on. VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 39

45 Figure 28: The USB Tied to a Selected Input 7.6 The Audio Settings Page The audio settings page lets you define the audio parameters for the inputs, outputs (1 and 2), and the audio out (Monitor and Line out). The main page lets you switch and set the selected audio signal to the two outputs and the independent audio output. The rear panel DIP-switch settings (see Figure 2): Auxiliary Settings, Stereo/Mono and Microphone, are displayed. Note that the DIP-switch settings cannot be changed via the Web pages only physically on the rear panel. The Input tab (see Figure 29) lets you set the volume individually for each input, including the analog and embedded audio HDMI signals. 40 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

46 Figure 29: The Audio Settings Page Inputs Figure 30 shows the output 1 equalizer settings: Figure 30: The Audio Settings Page Output 1 VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 41

47 Figure 30 shows the output 2 equalizer settings: Figure 31: The Audio Settings Page Output 2 Figure 30 shows the Monitor equalizer settings as well as the volume of the Aux, Line and Monitor volume levels: Figure 32: The Audio Settings Page Monitor 42 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

48 7.7 The EDID Page The EDID page lets you copy a selected resolution (Native Timing) or the default resolution (HDMI/HDBT or VGA) to one or more selected inputs. Figure 33: The EDID Page Figure 34 shows how to select a resolution from the list and select one or more inputs. To copy, click the Copy button: Figure 34: The EDID Page Copying the Native Timing VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 43

49 Figure 34 shows how to select one of the default resolutions from the list and select one or more inputs. To copy, click the Copy button: Figure 35: The EDID Page Copying the Default The EDID page displays the machine name, selected resolution, the audio channels and deep color support. After clicking the Copy button, the EDID page shows the copy EDID results: Figure 36: The EDID Page The Copy EDID Results 44 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

50 7.8 The Data Routing Page The data routing page lets you route the data over the HDBT ports. (each port has a separate UDP IP port) via the RS-232 Data port, or the Ethernet (General or SID-X2N), see Figure 37. When selecting: RS-232 Data, you can transmit data from a controller connected to the RS-232 DATA port to one of the HDBaseT inputs or the HDBaseT output Ethernet-General, you can transmit data from a controller connected via the Ethernet port to one of the HDBaseT inputs or the HDBaseT output Ethernet-SID-X2N, you can transmit data from a controller connected via the connected SID-X2N to the HDBaseT input to which it is connected Figure 37: The Data Routing Page Click the Set changes button to set the changes. RS-232 Data Port: for each HDBaseT port you can set the following data settings: Baud Rate: 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, or Data Bits: 5, 6, 7 or 8 Parity: NONE, EVEN, ODD, MARK or SPACE Stop Bits: 1 or 2 Flow Control: OFF or ON VP-553xl Using the Embedded Web Pages 45

51 If you check SID-X2N, data passes between the VP-553xl and SID-X2N. If you check RS-232, data passes between the RS-232 Data port and VP-553xl. Note that you can check RS-232 and SID-X2N simultaneously. 7.9 The Authentication Page The Authentication page lets you set the user name and password as well as setting the inactivity logout. Figure 38 shows the Authentication page: Figure 38: The Authentication Page 7.10 The About Page The VP-553xl About page lets you view the Web page version and Kramer Electronics Ltd details. Figure 39: The About Page 46 VP-553xl - Using the Embedded Web Pages

52 8 Technical Specifications INPUTS: OUTPUTS: 3 HDMI connectors (HDMI, HDCP) 2 VGA on 15-pin HD connectors 2 composite video on RCA connectors 2 analog TP on RJ-45 connectors 3 HDBT on RJ-45 connectors 4 USB (B type) ports 3 unbalanced analog audio on 3.5mm mini jacks for HDMI 2 unbalanced analog audio on 3.5mm mini jacks for PC 1 Aux in balanced stereo audio on 5-pin terminal block connectors 2 balanced audio (L and R) RCA connectors for CV 1 HDBT on RJ-45 connector 2 HDMI connectors (HDMI, HDCP) 1 USB (A type) port Monitor out balanced stereo on a 5-pin terminal block connector Line out balanced stereo on a 5-pin terminal block connector OUTPUT RESOLUTIONS: NATIVE, CONTROLS: TP 1, TP 2, CV 1, CV 2, HDBT 1, HDBT 2, HDBT 3, PC 1, PC 2, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, USB 1, USB 2, USB 3, USB 4 input selector buttons; 2 blank, 2 mute, 2 freeze buttons; menu, enter, menu arrows, reset to XGA/720p, OSD SELECT, 2 RS-232, IR, Ethernet, 2 level and EQ trimmers, line/mic selector switch, cond/dyn selector switch, mono/stereo selector switch, REM for muting audio POWER CONSUMPTION: V AC, 43VA max. OPERATING TEMPERATURE: 0 to +40 C (32 to 104 F) STORAGE TEMPERATURE: -40 to +70 C (-40 to 158 F) HUMIDITY: 10% to 90%, RHL non-condensing DIMENSIONS: 19" x 7" x 2U (W, D, H) rack mountable WEIGHT: 2.7kg (6lbs) approx. INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: Power cord, rack ears, IR remote control OPTIONS: Kramer BC HDKat6a cable Specifications are subject to change without notice at VP-553xl Technical Specifications 47

53 8.1 Default Communication Parameters RS-232 Baud Rate: 115,200 Data Bits: 8 Stop Bits: 1 Parity: Command Format: Example (Route the video from the HDMI3 input to the HDMI1 output port): Ethernet None ASCII #ROUTE 1,1,2<cr> To reset the IP settings to the factory reset values go to : Menu-> Factory-> RESET->Change the option to YES and press Enter IP Address: Subnet mask: Default gateway: Default UDP Port #: Maximum UDP Ports: 4 Full Factory Reset OSD Go to : Menu-> Factory-> RESET->Change the option to YES and press Enter 48 VP-553xl - Technical Specifications

54 8.2 Input Resolutions Resolution/Refresh Rate CV PC HDMI NTSC Yes No No PAL Yes No No 640x480 No Yes Yes 800x600 No Yes Yes 1024x768 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 1280x1024 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 1600x900 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 1680x1050 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 1920x1200 No Yes Yes 480I/576I No No Yes 480P/576P No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes VP-553xl Technical Specifications 49

55 9 The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol The VP-553xl can be operated using serial commands from a PC, remote controller, or touch screen. The unit communicates using the default Kramer Protocol Kramer Protocol 3000 syntax (see Section 9.1) Kramer Protocol 3000 command list (see Section 9.2) Kramer Protocol 3000 detailed commands (See Section 9.3) 9.1 Kramer Protocol 3000 Syntax Protocol 3000 communicates at a data rate of baud, no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit Host Message Format Start Address (optional) Body Delimiter # Message CR Simple Command Command string with only one command without addressing: Start Body Delimiter # Command SP Parameter_1,Parameter_2, CR Command String Formal syntax with commands concatenation and addressing: Start Address Body Delimiter # Command_1 Parameter1_1,Parameter1_2, Command_2 Parameter2_1,Parameter2_2, Command_3 Parameter3_1,Parameter3_2, CR Device Message Format Start Address (optional) Body delimiter ~ Message CR LF Device Long Response Echoing command: Start Address (optional) Body Delimiter ~ Command SP [Param1,Param2 ] result CR LF 50 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

56 CR = Carriage return (ASCII 13 = 0x0D) LF = Line feed (ASCII 10 = 0x0A) SP = Space (ASCII 32 = 0x20) Command Terms Command A sequence of ASCII letters ('A'-'Z', 'a'-'z' and '-'). Command and parameters must be separated by at least one space. Parameters A sequence of alphameric ASCII characters ('0'-'9','A'-'Z','a'-'z' and some special characters for specific commands). Parameters are separated by commas. Message string Every command entered as part of a message string begins with a message starting character and ends with a message closing character. Note: A string can contain more than one command. Commands are separated by a pipe ( ' ' ) character. Message starting character '#' For host command/query '~' For machine response Device address (Optional, for K-NET) K-NET Device ID followed by Query sign '?' follows some commands to define a query request. Message closing character CR For host messages; carriage return (ASCII 13) CRLF For machine messages; carriage return (ASCII 13) + line-feed (ASCII 10) Command chain separator character When a message string contains more than one command, a pipe ( ' ' ) character separates each command. Spaces between parameters or command terms are ignored. VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 51

57 9.1.4 Entering Commands You can directly enter all commands using a terminal with ASCII communications software, such as HyperTerminal, Hercules, etc. Connect the terminal to the serial or Ethernet port on the Kramer device. To enter CR press the Enter key. ( LF is also sent but is ignored by command parser). For commands sent from some non-kramer controllers like Crestron, some characters require special coding (such as, /X##). Refer to the controller manual Command Forms Some commands have short name syntax in addition to long name syntax to allow faster typing. The response is always in long syntax Command Chaining Multiple commands can be chained in the same string. Each command is delimited by a pipe character ( ' ' ). When chaining commands, enter the message starting character and the message closing character only once, at the beginning of the string and at the end. Commands in the string do not execute until the closing character is entered. A separate response is sent for every command in the chain Maximum String Length 64 characters 52 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

58 9.2 Kramer Protocol 3000 Command List Command Short Form Description # Protocol handshaking #HELP #BUILD-DATE? #MODEL? #PROT-VER? #PROG-ACTION #SN? #RESET #NAME-RST #VERSION? List of commands Read device build date Read device model Read device protocol version Set step-in button action bitmap Read device serial number Reset device Reset machine name to factory default (DNS) Read device firmware version #NET-MAC? NTMC? Get MAC address #NET-IP NTIP Set device IP address #NET-IP? NTIP? Get device IP address #NET-GATE NTGT Set Gateway IP #NET-GATE? NTGT? Get Gateway IP #NET-MASK NTMSK Set device subnet mask #NET-MASK? NTMSK? Get device subnet mask #NET-DHCP NTDH Set DHCP mode #NET-DHCP? NTDH? Get DHCP mode #CPEDID #LDEDID #GEDID #GEDID? #ROUTE #ROUTE? #SIGNAL? #DISPLAY? Copy output EDID to input Write EDID data from external application to device inputs Set EDID data from device Get EDID support on certain input/output Set the video, audio, USB and serial data routing (see Section 9.3.3) Display the video, audio, USB and serial data routing (see Section 9.3.3) Get input signal lock status Get output HPD status #LOCK-FP LCK Lock front panel #LOCK-FP? LCK? GET Lock front panel #HDCP-MOD #HDCP-MOD? #HDCP-STAT? #VID-RES #VID-RES? #VMUTE #VMUTE? #VFRZ #VFRZ? #AUD-LVL Set HDCP mode Get HDCP mode Get HDCP signal status Set input/output resolution Get input/output resolution Set video blank Display video blank status Set freeze on selected output Get output freeze status Set audio level VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 53

59 Command Short Form Description #AUD-LVL? #MIX #MIX? #MIX-LVL #MIX-LVL? #MUTE #MUTE? #SCLR-AS #SCLR-AS? #IMAGE-PROP #IMAGE-PROP? #SCLR-PCAUTO #SCLR-AUDIO- DELAY #SCLR-AUDIO- DELAY? #EQ-LVL #EQ-LVL? #SHOW-OSD #SHOW-OSD? #MIC-GAIN #MIC-GAIN? #DPSW- STATUS? #ETH-PORT #ETH-PORT? #STANDBY #STANDBY? Get audio level Set mix on/off Display mix on/off status Set mix volume Display mix volume Set audio mute Display the audio mute status Set auto sync on/off Display the auto sync on/off status Set the screen size Display the screen size Run PC auto Set audio delay Display the audio delay value Set EQ Display EQ Set the OSD display Get the OSD display Set Mic volume Display Mic volume Get the DIP-switch status Set UDP port Display UDP port Set Standby mode Get Standby mode status #VOLUME Set global volume (+1 or -1) 54 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

60 9.3 Kramer Protocol 3000 Detailed Commands This section describes the detailed commands list (see Section 9.3.4) as well as the Port number key (see Section 9.3.1) and the video resolutions key (see Section 9.3.2) Port Number Key Video # Audio input # Video Output # HDMI 1 0 HDMI 1 (EMB) 0:1 HDMI 1 0 HDMI 2 1 HDMI 1 (A) 0:2 HDBT 1 1 HDMI 3 2 HDMI 2 (EMB) 1:1 HDMI 2 2 HDBT 1 3 HDMI 2 (A) 1:2 HDBT 2 4 HDMI 3 (EMB) 2:1 HDBT 3 5 HDMI 3 (A) 2:2 USB Host # PC 1 6 HDBT 1 3 USB 1 0 PC 2 7 HDBT 2 4 USB 2 1 TP 1 8 HDBT 3 5 USB 3 2 TP 2 9 PC 1 6 USB 4 3 CV 1 10 PC 2 7 CV 2 11 TP 1 8 TP 2 9 Audio Output # CV 1 10 Line OUT 0:0 CV 2 11 Monitor OUT 0:1 Aux IN The Resolutions key # Resolution # Resolution # Resolution 0 Native x P x x P x x I x x N/A x x P x N/A P x N/A P x x I x P60 26 N/A VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 55

61 9.3.3 ROUTE Command Options Key Description P1: Value + Definition Set/display video source SID-X2N mode set video source (set SID-X2N source at the same time) Set audio source Set audio source: embedded or analog P2: Value + Definition P3: Value + Definition Value=1 Value=1~2 Value=0~11 Video 1:Output1 2:Output2 0: HDMI1 1: HDMI2 2: HDMI3 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 6: PC1 7: PC2 8: TP1 8: TP2 10: CV1 11: CV2 Value=1 Value=0~3 Value=(3~5):(1~4) Video 0: no change (same VP-553xl video source) 1: Output1 2: Output2 3: All outputs (1~2) 3:1: HDBT1 (SID-X2N: select HDMI) 3:2: HDBT1 (SID-X2N: select DP) 3:3: HDBT1 (SID-X2N: select DVI) 3:4: HDBT1 (SID-X2N: select PC) 4:1: HDBT2 (SID-X2N select HDMI) 4:2: HDBT2 (SID-X2N select DP) 4:3: HDBT2 (SID-X2N: select DVI) 4:4: HDBT2 (SID-X2N: select PC) 5:1: HDBT3 (SID-X2N: select HDMI) 5:2: HDBT3 (SID-X2N: select DP) 5:3: HDBT3 (SID-X2N: select DVI) 5:4: HDBT3 ( (SID-X2N: select PC) Value=2 Value=0~2 Value=0~12 Audio 0: Audio Out 1: Output1 2: Output2 0: HDMI1 1: HDMI2 2: HDMI3 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 6: PC1 7: PC2 8: TP1 8: TP2 10: CV1 11: CV2 12: AUX Value=2 Value=0~2 Value=(0~2):(1~2) Audio 0:Audio Out 1:Output1 2:Output2 0:1: HDMI1 Embedded 0:2: HDMI1 Analog 1:1: HDMI2 Embedded 1:2: HDMI2 Analog 2:1: HDMI3 Embedded 56 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

62 Description P1: Value + Definition P2: Value + Definition P3: Value + Definition 2:2: HDMI3 Analog Set USB Value=3 Value=1 Value=1~4 Set serial data Set serial data Set serial data Set serial data Set video + audio source Set video + audio source set embedded or analog Set video source set USB to tie to input Set video+audio source set USB to "tie to input" USB Fixed 1: USB1 2: USB2 3: USB3 4: USB4 Value=4 Value=0 Value=3~5/12 Serial data 0: none 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 12: HDBT Out1 Value=4 Value=1 Value=3~5/12 Serial data 1:Eth_Gen 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 12: HDBT Out1 Value=4 Value=2 Value=3~5/12 Serial data 2:RS-232 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 12: HDBT Out1 Value=4 Value=3 Value=3~5 Serial data 3: SID-X2N 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 Value=12 Value=1~2 Value=0~11 Video+audio 1: Output1 2: Output2 0: HDMI1 1: HDMI2 2: HDMI3 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 6: PC1 7: PC2 8: TP1 9: TP2 10: CV1 11: CV2 Value=12 Value=1~2 Value=(0~2):(1~2) Video+audio 1: Output1 2: Output2 0:1: HDMI1 Embedded 0:2: HDMI1 Analog 1:1: HDMI2 Embedded 1:2: HDMI2 Analog 2:1: HDMI3 Embedded 2:2: HDMI3 Analog Value=13 Value=1 Value=0~11 Video+USB Output1 0: HDMI1 1: HDMI2 2: HDMI3 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 6: PC1 Value=123 Value=1 Value=0~11 video+audio+usb Output1 0: HDMI1 1: HDMI2 2: HDMI3 3: HDBT1 4: HDBT2 5: HDBT3 6: PC1 7: PC2 8: TP1 9: TP2 10: CV1 11: CV2 7: PC2 8: TP1 9: TP2 10: CV1 11: CV2 VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 57

63 Description P1: Value + Definition Set video+audio source set Embedded or Analog also set USB to "tie to input" also P2: Value + Definition P3: Value + Definition Value=123 Value=1 Value=(0~2):(1~2) video+audio+usb Output1 0:1: HDMI1 Embedded 0:2: HDMI1 Analog 1:1: HDMI2 Embedded 1:2: HDMI2 Analog 2:1: HDMI3 Embedded 2:2: HDMI3 Analog The Commands Command HELP Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: HELP End User - Description Syntax Set: - - Get : Get command list or help for specific command 2 options: 1. #HELP Response 2. #HELP command_name 1. Multi-line: available protocol 3000 commands: command, command To get help for command use : HELP (COMMAND_NAME) 2. Multi-line: command: description USAGE:usage Command BUILD-DATE Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: BUILD-DATE End User - Get: Description Syntax Set: Read device build date #BUILD-DATE? Get : - - Response date time Parameters date Format: YYYY/MM/DD where YYYY = Year, MM = Month, DD = Day time Format: hh:mm:ss where hh = hours, mm = minutes, ss = seconds 58 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

64 Command FACTORY Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: FACTORY End User - Get: Description Syntax Set: Reset device to factory defaults configuration #FACTORY Get : - - Response OK Notes This command deletes all user data from the device. The deletion can take some time. Command MODEL? Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: MODEL? End User - Description Syntax Set: - - Get : Get device model #MODEL? Response model_name Parameters model_name String of up to 19 printable ASCII chars Command PROT-VER? Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: PROT-VER? End User - Description Syntax Set: - - Get : Get protocol version #PROT-VER? Response 3000:version Parameters Version Format: XX.XX where X is a decimal digit VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 59

65 Command PROG-ACTION Command Type - Step-in Command Name Permission Transparency Set: PROG-ACTION End user Public Get: PROG-ACTION? End user Public Description Set: Set step-in button action bitmap Syntax # PROG-ACTION type, port_id,button_id, actions_bitmap Get : Get step-in button action bitmap # PROG-ACTION? port_type, port_id,button_id Response ~ port_type,port_id,button_id,actions_bitmap Parameters port_type 0=input port_id 3=HDBT1, 4=HDBT2, 5=HDBT3 button_id - 1 actions_bitmap 0x00=ALL OFF, 0x01=OUT1, 0x02=OUT2, 0x04=AUDIO OUT Notes Programs matrix action as a response for external event (programmable button pressed) Command SN? Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: SN? End User Public Description Syntax Set: - - Get : Get device serial number #SN? Response serial_number Parameters serial_number - 14 decimal digits, factory assigned Command RESET Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: RESET Administrator - Get: Description Set: Reset device Get : - - Response OK Notes Syntax #RESET To avoid locking the port due to a USB bug in Windows, disconnect USB connections immediately after running this command. If the port was locked, disconnect and reconnect the cable to reopen the port. 60 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

66 Command - NAME-RST Command Type - System (Ethernet) Command Name Permission Transparency Set: NAME-RST Administrator Public Get: Description Set: Reset machine (DNS) name to factory default Get: - - Response OK Notes Syntax #NAME-RST Factory default of machine (DNS) name is KRAMER_ + 4 last digits of device serial number Command VERSION? Command Type System-mandatory Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: VERSION? End User - Description Syntax Set: - - Get : Get version number #VERSION? Response firmware_version Parameters firmware_version Format: XX.XX.XXXX where the digits group are: major.minor.build version Command NET-MAC? Command Type Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set: Get: NET-MAC? End User - Description Set: Syntax Get : Get MAC address #NET-MAC? Response mac_address Parameters mac_address Unique MAC address. Format: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX where X is hex digit. VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 61

67 Command NET-IP Command Type Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set: NET-IP Administrator - Get: NET-IP? End User - Description Syntax Set: Set device IP address #NET-IP P1 Get : Get device IP address #NET-IP? Response Set: NET-IP ip_address OK Get: NET-IP ip_address Parameters P1 (valid IP address)= xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Notes For proper settings consult your network administrator. Command NET-GATE Command Type Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set: NET-GATE Administrator - Get: NET-GATE? End User - Description Syntax Set: Set Gateway IP #NET-GATE P1 Get : Get Gateway IP #NET-GATE? Response Set: NET-GATE P1 OK Get: NET-GATE ip_address Parameters P1 (valid IP address)=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Notes A network gateway connects the device via another network and maybe over the Internet. Be careful of security problems. For proper settings consult your network administrator 62 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

68 Command NET-MASK Command Type Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set: NET-MASK Administrator - Get: NET-MASK? End User - Description Set: Get : Response Set device subnet mask Get device subnet mask Set: P1 OK Get: net_mask Parameters P1 (valid IP address)=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Response triggers Syntax #NET-MASK net_mask #NET-MASK? The subnet mask limits the Ethernet connection within the local network. For proper settings consult your network administrator. Command NET-DHCP Command Type Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set: NET-DHCP Administrator - Get: NET-DHCP? End User - Description Syntax Set: Set DHCP mode #NET-DHCP P1 Get : Get DHCP mode #NET-DHCP? Response Set: NET-DHCP P1 OK Get: NET-DHCP mode Parameters P1 (Off/On) 0=off; 1=on 0 Do not use DHCP. Use the IP set by the factory or using the IP set command. 1 Try to use DHCP. If unavailable, use IP as above. Notes Connecting Ethernet to devices with DHCP may take more time in some networks. To connect with a randomly assigned IP by DHCP, specify the device DNS name (if available) using the command NAME. You can also get an assigned IP by direct connection to USB or RS-232 protocol port if available. For proper settings consult your network administrator. VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 63

69 Command - CPEDID Command Type - System Command Name Permission Transparency Set: CPEDID End User Public Get: Description Set: Copy EDID data from the output to the input EEPROM Get: - - Response P1, P2, P3, P4 Parameters Syntax #CPEDID P1, P2, P3, P4 P1 (source type) 1=output P2 (source ID) 0=HDMI1; 1=HDBT1; 2=HDMI2 P3 (destination type) 0=input P4 (bitmap representing destination IDs) 0=HDMI1; 1=HDMI2; 2=HDMI3; 3=HDBT1; 4=HDBT2; 5=HDBT3 Format: XXXX X, where X is hex digit. The binary form of every hex digit represents corresponding destinations. Setting 1 says that EDID data has to be copied to this destination Response Triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set was received (before execution) Notes Destination bitmap size depends on device properties (for 64 inputs it is a 64-bit word) Example: bitmap 0x0013 means inputs 1,2 and 5 are loaded with the new EDID 64 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

70 Command - LDEDID Command Type - EDID Handling Command Name Permission Transparency Set: LDEDID End User Public Get: Description Set: Write EDID data from external application to device Syntax Get: None None Communication Steps (Command and Response) Step 1: #LDEDID dst_type, dest_bitmask, size, safe_mode Multi-step syntax (see following steps) Response 1: dst_type, dest_bitmask, size, safe_mode READY or ERRnn Step 2: If ready was received, send EDID_DATA Response 2: dst_type, dest_bitmask, size, safe_mode OK or Parameters ERRnn dst_type - EDID destination type input=0 dest_bitmask (see table below) bitmap representing destination IDs. The binary presentation of this number is a bit mask for destinations. Setting 1 means EDID data has to be copied to this destination size - EDID data size (see table below) safe_mode Device accepts the EDID as is without trying to adjust EDID_DATA - data in protocol packets (see Section 9.3.5) dest_bitmask size dest_bitmask size 0x01=HDMI x10=HDBT x02=HDMI x20=HDBT x04=HDMI x01=PC x08=HDBT x02=PC2 128 Response Triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) Notes When the unit receives the LDEDID command it replies with READY and enters the special EDID packet wait mode. In this mode the unit can receive only packets and not regular protocol commands. If the unit does not receive correct packets for 30 seconds or is interrupted for more than 30 seconds before receiving all packets, it sends timeout error ERR01 and returns to the regular protocol mode. If the unit received data that is not a correct packet, it sends the corresponding error and returns to the regular protocol mode. VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 65

71 Command - GEDID Command Type - System Command Name Permission Transparency Set: GEDID Administrator Public Get: GEDID? End User Public Description Syntax Set: Set EDID data from device #GEDID P1, P2 Get: Get EDID support on certain input/output #GEDID? P1, P2 Response Set: Multi-line response: P1,P2,size EDID_data P1,P2 OK Get: P1, P2,size Parameters P1 (stage) 0=input; 1=output P2 (stage_id) - (Input/Output number valid according to the selected Input/Output according to P1) video inputs=(0~7); Video outputs =(0,1,2) (see Section 9.3.1) Size - EDID data size. For Set, size of data to be sent from device, for Get, 0 means no EDID support Response Triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received Notes For Get, size=0 means EDID is not supported For old devices that do not support this command, ERR 002 is received Command ROUTE Command Type Command Name Permission Transparency Set: ROUTE End User - Get: ROUTE? End User - Description Set: Get : Response Set layer routing Get layer routing ~ ROUTE P1,P2,P3 Parameters (see Section 9.3.3) Syntax # ROUTE P1,P2,P3 # ROUTE? P1,P2 P1 (Layer number) 1=Video; 2=Audio; 3=USB; 12=Video+Audio; 13=Video+USB; 123=Video+Audio+USB P2 (Route to, are valid according to the selected layer according to P1) 0=Audio Out; 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P3 (Route from, valid values are in accordance to the selected layer and Route to selected according to P1 and P2) video inputs=(0~11); Audio inputs=(0~12); USB hosts=(0~3) see Section Notes This command replaces all other routing commands. 66 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

72 Command SIGNAL Command Type - System Command Name Permission Transparency Set : Get SIGNAL? End User Public Description Set: - - Get: Response Get input signal lock status ~ P1,P2 Parameters Syntax #SIGNAL? P1 P1 (Input number) 0: HDMI1; 1: HDMI2; 2: HDMI3; 3: HDBT1; 4: HDBT2; 5: HDBT3 P2 0=Off; 1=On Response triggers After execution, response is sent to the com port from which the Get was received Response is sent after every change in input signal status ON to OFF, or OFF to ON Command DISPLAY? Command Type - System Command Name Permission Transparency Set : Get DISPLAY? End User Public Description Set: - - Get: Response Get output HPD status ~ P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Output number) 0=HDMI1; 1=HDBT1; 2=HDMI2 P2 0=Off; 1=On Response triggers Syntax #DISPLAY? P1 After execution, response is sent to the com port from which the Get was received Response is sent after every change in output HPD status ON to OFF Response is sent after every change in output HPD status OFF to ON and ALL parameters (new EDID, etc.) are stable and valid VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 67

73 Command LOCK-FP Command Type System Command Name Permission Transparency Set: LOCK-FP End User - Get: LOCK-FP? End User - Description Syntax Set: Lock front panel #LOCK-FP P1 Get : Get front panel lock state #LOCK-FP? Response P1 OK Parameters P1 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Command HDCP-MOD Command Type System Command Name Permission Transparency Set: HDCP-MOD Administrator Public Get: HDCP-MOD? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set HDCP mode Get HDCP mode Set / Get : ~ P1,P2,P3 Parameters P1 (Input/Output) 0=Input; 1=Output P2 (Scaler number) 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P3 (Status) 0=Off; 1=On; 2=Follow In, 3=Follow Out Response triggers Syntax #HDCP-MOD P1,P2,P3 #HDCP-MOD? P1,P2 Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received Response is sent to all com ports after execution if HDCP-MOD was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status changed Notes Set HDCP working mode on device input : HDCP supported HDCP_ON [default] HDCP not supported HDCP OFF HDCP support changes following detected sink MIRROR OUTPUT 68 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

74 Command HDCP-STAT Command Type - System Command Name Permission Transparency Set : Get HDCP-STAT? End User Public Description Syntax Set: None - Get: Get HDCP signal status #HDCP-STAT? P1,P2 Response Set / Get: ~ P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Input/Output) 0=Input; 1=Output P2 1=Scaler1, 2=Scaler2 Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received Response is sent to all com ports after execution if HDCP-STAT was set by any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or HDCP mode changed Notes On output sink status On input signal status Command VID-RES Command Type - Video Command Name Permission Transparency Set : VID-RES End User Public Get VID-RES? End User Public Description Syntax Set: Set video resolution #VID-RES P1,P2,P3,P4 Get: Get video resolution #VID-RES? P1,P2,P3 Response ~ P1,P2,P3,P4 Parameters P1 0=Input; 1=Output P2 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P3 0=Off; 1=On P4 - video resolutions see Section Response triggers After execution, response is sent to the com port from which the Set /Get was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if VID-RES was set by any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) Notes 1. Set command is only applicable for stage=output 2. Set command with is_native=on sets native resolution on selected output (resolution index sent = 0). Device sends as answer actual VIC ID of native resolution 3. Get command with is_native=on returns native resolution VIC, with is_native=off returns current resolution VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 69

75 Command VMUTE Command Type Video Command Name Permission Transparency Set: VMUTE End User - Get: VMUTE? End User - Description Set: Get : Response Set enable/ disable video on output Get video on output status Set / Get : ~ VMUTE P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Scaler number) 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Syntax # VMUTE P1,P2 # VMUTE? P1 Command VFRZ Command Type Video Command Name Permission Transparency Set: VFRZ End User Public Get: VFRZ? End User Public Description Set: Set freeze on selected output Syntax #VFRZ P1,P2 Get : Get output freeze status #VFRZ? P1 Response ~ P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Scaler number) 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Command AUD-LVL Command Type Audio Command Name Permission Transparency Set: AUD-LVL End User - Get: AUD-LVL? End User - Description Syntax Set: Set audio level in specific amplifier stage #AUD-LVL P1,P2,P3 Get : Get audio level in specific amplifier stage #AUD-LVL? P1,P2 Response P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Input/Output) 0=Input; 1=Output P2 (Input/Output number valid according to the selected Input/Output according to P1) video inputs=(0~11); Audio inputs=(0~12);audio Outputs ( see Section 9.3.1) P3 0~ VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

76 Command MIX Command Type Audio Command Name Permission Transparency Set: MIX End User - Get: MIX? End User - Description Syntax Set: Set audio MIX #MIX P1,P2 Get : Get audio MIX #MIX? P1 Response channel, mix_mode Parameters P1 (Output number) 0=Audio out; 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Command MIX-LVL Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: MIX-LVL End User Public Get: MIX-LVL? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the mixing level of the selected output Get the mixing level of the selected output Set / Get : ~ MIX-LVL P1,P2 Parameters Syntax # MIX-LVL P1,P2 # MIX-LVL? P1 P1 (Output number) 0=Audio out; 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Level) 0 to 100 Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the mixing level between the audio of the selected video In and the selected AUX audio channel VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 71

77 Command MUTE Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: MUTE End User Public Get: MUTE? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Mute the selected output Mute the selected output Set / Get : ~ MUTE P1,P2. Parameters Syntax # MUTE P1,P2 # MUTE? P1 P1 0:0=Line out; 0:1=Monitor Out; 1=Scaler1; 2=Scaler2 P2 0=Off; 1=On Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Mutes the selected audio output Command SCLR-AS Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: SCLR-AS End User Public Get: SCLR-AS? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the Get the Set / Get : ~ SCLR-AS P1,P2. Parameters P1 (Scaler Number)1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Response triggers Syntax # SCLR-AS P1,P2 # SCLR-AS? P1 Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the Auto Sync features for the selected Scaler 72 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

78 Command IMAGE-PROP Command Type [Video] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: IMAGE-PROP End User Public Get: IMAGE-PROP? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the image size Get the image size Syntax Set / Get : ~ IMAGE-PROP P1,P2. Parameters # IMAGE-PROP P1 # IMAGE-PROP? P1,,P6 P1 (Scaler number) 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Status) 0=Over Scan; 1=Full; 2=Best Fit; 3=PanScan; 3=Letter Box; 5=Under 2; 6=Under 1 Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the image properties of the selected scaler Command SCLR-PCAUTO Command Type [Video] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: SCLR-PCAUTO End User Public Get: End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set Syntax Set / Get : ~ SCLR-PCAUTO P1,P2. Parameters P1 (Scaler number) 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Off/On) 0=Off; 1=On Response triggers # SCLR-PCAUTO P1,P2 Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the PC Auto sync of the selected scaler VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 73

79 Command SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY End User Public Get: SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the scaler audio delay Get the scaler audio delay Syntax Set / Get : ~ SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY P1,P2 Parameters # SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY P1,P2 # SCLR-AUDIO-DELAY? P1 P1 (Audio output number) 0=Audio out; 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (Level selection) 0=Off; 1 to8=10ms to80ms in 10ms steps; 9=Auto Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the audio delay for the selected audio output Command EQ-LVL Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: EQ-LVL End User Public Get: EQ-LVL? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the equalization level Get the equalization level Set / Get : ~ EQ-LVL P1,P2,P3 Parameters Syntax # EQ-LVL P1,P2,P3 # EQ-LVL? P1,P2 P1 (Audio output number) 0=Audio out; 1=Scaler 1; 2=Scaler2 P2 (frequency number) 0=120; 1=200; 3=500; 4=1200; 5=3000; 6=7500; 8=12000 P3 (Level) 0=-10dB 20=0dB; 40=10dB Response triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the EQ level for the selected frequency of the selected audio output 74 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

80 Command SHOW-OSD Command Type [Video] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: SHOW-OSD End User Public Get: SHOW-OSD? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Set the OSD display Get the OSD display Set / Get : ~ SHOW-OSD P1 Parameters Syntax # SHOW-OSD P1 # SHOW-OSD? P1 (Scaler number) 0=Both Off; 1=1 On; 2=2 On; 99=Both On Response Triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Displays the OSD of the selected Scaler Command MIC-GAIN Command Type [Audio] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: MIC-GAIN End User Public Get: MIC-GAIN? End User Public Description Syntax Set: Set the microphone gain # MIC-GAIN P1,P2 Get : Get the microphone gain # MIC-GAIN? P1 Response Set / Get : ~ MIC-GAIN P1,P2 Parameters P1 (Input number, for VP-553xl always 0) = 0 P2 (level) 0 to 100 Response Triggers Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Sets the Microphone input audio gain VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 75

81 Command DIPSW-STATUS Command Type [Machine] Command Name Permission Transparency Set: End User Public Get: DPSW-STATUS? End User Public Description Set: Get : Response Get the DIP-switch status Get : ~ DPSW-STATUS P2 Parameters P1 0=SW 0; 2=SW2 P2 (Off/On) Off=0, On=1 Response Triggers Syntax # DPSW-STATUS? P1 Response is sent to the com port from which the Set (before execution) / Get command was received After execution, response is sent to all com ports if CMD-NAME was set any other external control device (button press, device menu and similar) or genlock status was changed Notes Gets the DIP status for the selected DIP switch Command ETH-PORT Command Type - Communication Command Name Permission Transparency Set : ETH-PORT Administrator Public Get ETH-PORT? End User Public Description Syntax Set: Set Ethernet port protocol #ETH-PORT porttype, ETHPort Get: Get Ethernet port protocol #ETH-PORT? porttype Response ETH-PORT porttype, ETHPort Parameters porttype - UDP ETHPort UDP= VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

82 Command STANDBY Command Type - Audio Command Name Permission Transparency Set : STANDBY End User Public Get STANDBY? End User Public Description Syntax Set: Set Standby mode # STANDBY on_off Get: Get Standby mode status # STANDBY? Response ~ value Parameters on_off 0=Off; 1=On Command VOLUME Command Type - Audio Command Name Permission Transparency Set : VOLUME End User - Get - Description Set: Get: Response Set global output audio level P1 OK Parameters Syntax #VOLUME P1 P1 (Input/Output) + = increase current level; - = decrease current level Notes To set / get an input level or audio level in other amplifier stage, use command #AUD-LVL / #AUD-LVL? to set / get audio level in specific amplifier stage Packet Protocol Structure The packet protocol is designed to transfer large amounts of data, such as files, IR commands, EDID data, etc Using the Packet Protocol To use the packet protocol: 1. Send a command: LDRV, LOAD, IROUT, LDEDID 2. Receive Ready or ERR### VP-553xl The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol 77

83 3. If Ready: Send a packet Receive OK on the last packet Receive OK for the command 4. Packet structure: Packet ID (1, 2, 3 ) (2 bytes in length) Length (data length + 2 for CRC) - (2 bytes in length) Data (data length -2 bytes) CRC - 2 bytes Packet ID Length Data CRC 5. Response: ~NNNNSPOKCR LF Where NNNN is the received packet ID in ASCII hex digits Calculating the CRC The polynomial for the 16-bit CRC is: CRC-CCITT: 0x1021 = x 16 + x 12 + x Initial value: 0000 Final XOR Value: 0 For a code example, see: CRC example: Data = Result => 0x31C3 78 VP-553xl - The VP-553xl RS-232 Communication Protocol

84